ISO Rating Information

Casper Fire-EMS has received official notification from the Insurance Service Office (ISO) recommending a change in the department’s public fire protection classification to a Class 1, with an effective date of January 01, 2017.  On a ten-point scale with one being the best the department’s rating has improved by 2 points from a Class 3.

This program is designed to evaluate all 48,632 fire districts in the United States according to a uniform set of criteria as defined in nationally recognized standards developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).  Using this system objectively reviews the fire suppression capabilities of a community and assigns a public protection classification number.  Many fire insurance underwriters then employ this 10-point scale as a major component when determining the premium paid by policyholders.

Nationally, Casper Fire-EMS now resides within the top 0.4% of the nation’s fire departments.  The improved rating translates to insurance savings for residential customers with most insurance companies.

This score was not realized in just one year and not accomplished by only Casper Fire-EMS.  Much recognition and appreciation goes to Public Services, Public Safety Communications, City Manager, and City Council all working together with Casper Fire-EMS to provide the highest level of fire protection to the citizens of Casper, Wyoming.

Obviously, the real winners are the citizens of Casper who we are proud to serve.

Distribution of Public Protection Classification (PPC) Grades

The 2016 published countrywide distribution of communities by the PPC grade is as follows:



Documentation and Helpful Links

For more information about the PPC Program please visit: ISO Mitigation

Public Protection Classification_01_1X.pdf

Distribution of PPC Grades.pdf
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